It is the entry that will fly the flag for Madrid in Rotterdam ón May.
But ahead of the official release of “Universo” on Thursday, Spanish broadcaster RTVE has revealed more details about the song.
It transpires the track was chosen from a long list of 50 candidate songs. “Universo” was written during a songwriting trip to Scotland. During the trip to Edinburgh, Blas Cantó worked with producer Dan Hammond and other composers who had prior experience with Eurovision.
TVE Entertainment Director Toñi Prieto also dished further details on “Universo” saying:
“[It] is a mid-tempo song, with an epic ending, and although is it is a new record for Blas, keeps his essence. It will enable him to demonstrate his full potential.”
The eventual song selection was influenced by Blas’ desire to have a song that translated across languages. He’s also described it as a theme that has always been very present in his life:
Yo lo he tenido muy presente en mi vida. Para mi es el que me sostiene, el que conspira para que mis sueños se hagan realidad. Siempre le he dado las gracias. ? pic.twitter.com/AD42KRAi4G
— Blas Cantó (@BlasCanto) January 21, 2020
Blas also revealed he’s keen to record “Universo” in English and French. When he performs it, he has also floated the possibility of performing it in the other co-official languages of Spain.
Support for “Universo” from former Spanish stars
Former Eurovision stars have turned out to give their support for Blas at Eurovision 2020.
Pastora Soler, Ruth Lorenzo and Edurne who sang for Spain in 2012, 2014 and 2015 are among stars lending their support to this year’s Eurovision star.
Ganas locas de conocer tu UNIVERSO!!!! Vamos querido @BlasCanto ????????????
— Pastora Soler (@PastoraSoler) January 23, 2020
— Ruth Lorenzo (@RuthLorenzo) January 23, 2020
— Edurne (@Edurnity) January 23, 2020
When can you hear “Universo?”
Expectant Eurofans don’t have long to wait for Spain’s song.
This year’s Eurovision entry will debut exclusively through RTVE this Thursday – January 30 – at 10am CET.
The entry will be released on streaming platforms and the music video will be available on Blas Canto’s official YouTube page.
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